REPLACEMENT LIPOMATOSIS OF THE KIDNEY: MRI FEATURES
Güner Sönmez 1 * , Hakan Mutlu 1, Ersin Özturk 1, Onur Sıldıroğlu 1, İlker Akyol 2, C. Çınar Başekim 1, Eşref Kızılkaya 1
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1 Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Department of Radiology, İstanbul, Turkey.
2 Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Department of Urology, İstanbul, Turkey.
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Abstract

Renal replacement lipomatosis of the kidney is characterized by renal sinus and perirenal fat proliferation. It is associated with chronic infection and calculi, commonly central, often obstructing. The kidney may be large or small but is usually nonfunctioning. Most of the renal parenchyma has been replaced by fat, pararenal fascia are thickened, and there may be fistulae. We reported radiological findings of renal replacement lipomatosis in a 55 year-old man.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82603

EUR J GEN MED, 2008 - Volume 5 Issue 3, pp. 184-186

Publication date: 15 Jul 2008

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